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Obama unveils sweeping $500 million gun violence package



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— Ending limits that make it more difficult for the government to research gun violence, such as gathering data on guns that fall into criminal hands.

— Requiring federal law enforcement to trace guns recovered in criminal investigations.

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— Giving schools flexibility to use federal grant money to improve school safety, such as by hiring school resource officers.

— Giving communities grants to institute programs to keep guns away from people who shouldn’t have them.

Associated Press writers Ken Thomas and Jim Kuhnhenn contributed to this report.




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